Students must take the COMPASS exam if they are seeking a college degree or certificate,
or are planning to take a math or English course in college for the first time. Students
who have taken math and/or writing courses at another college will not be required
to take the placement exam if they provide a transcript showing successful completion.
COMPASS measures reading, math, and language-usage skills. This computer-adapted assessment program was developed specifically for community college students and is used nationwide. Scores will determine placement in English and math classes. Students who use COMPASS results when selecting classes are more likely to succeed.
The cost of assessment is included in the universal fee. Students are encouraged to take COMPASS as soon as possible. There is a $10 fee to re-take COMPASS.
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